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Monday, 15 April 2019 - StrasbourgFinal edition

3. Statements by the President

The President made a statement on the case of 2012 Sakharov Prize winner Nasrin Sotoudeh, who had been handed down a harsh sentence by the Iranian courts for her commitment to human rights. The President unreservedly condemned the verdict on behalf of Parliament and called for her immediate release.

The President extended Parliament's condolences to the families of the victims of the dramatic floods which had recently struck Iran and stressed the European Union's readiness to help to relieve the humanitarian situation in that country.

The President made a statement on the occasion of the end of the parliamentary term in which he recalled Parliament's key role and took stock of his time in office.

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